Wheat, Gluten, GMO Free 60 Days - I'm a New Person

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posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 07:25 PM
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I have recently written to my MLA to inform him I was in favor of this bill in Canada. C-474 is a bill introduced to have full disclosure about what we eat. IF YOU ARE IN CANADA PLEASE LOOK INTO THIS BILL AND CONTACT YOUR MLA!!!!!!!!
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There are many wars going on but I think the most overlooked one is regarding what we eat.

Here is a list that came out in 2009.

List of genetically modified foods:

It’s virtually impossible to provide a complete list of genetically modified food (GM food) in the United States because there aren’t any laws for genetically modified crops!

Some estimates say as many as 30,000 different products on grocery store shelves are "modified." That's largely because many processed foods contain soy. Half of North America's soy crop is genetically engineered!

Rapeseed - Resistance to certain pesticides and improved rapeseed cultivars to be free of erucic acid and glucosinolates. Gluconsinolates, which were found in rapeseed meal leftover from pressing, are toxic and had prevented the use of the meal in animal feed. In Canada, where "double-zero" rapeseed was developed, the crop was renamed "canola" (Canadian oil) to differentiate it from non-edible rapeseed.

Honey - Honey can be produced from GM crops. Some Canadian honey comes from bees collecting nectar from GM canola plants. This has shut down exports of Canadian honey to Europe.

Cotton - Resistant to certain pesticides - considered a food because the oil can be consumed. The introduction of genetically engineered cotton plants has had an unexpectedly effect on Chinese agriculture. The so-called Bt cotton plants that produce a chemical that kills the cotton bollworm have not only reduced the incidence of the pest in cotton fields, but also in neighboring fields of corn, soybeans, and other crops.

Rice - Genetically modified to contain high amounts of Vitamin A. Rice containing human genes is to be grown in the US. Rather than end up on dinner plates, the rice will make human proteins useful for treating infant diarrhoea in the developing world.

Soybean - Genetically modified to be resistant to herbicides - Soy foods including, soy beverages, tofu, soy oil, soy flour, lecithin. Other products may include breads, pastries, snack foods, baked products, fried products, edible oil products and special purpose foods.

Sugar cane - Made resistant to certain pesticides. A large percentage of sweeteners used in processed food actually comes from corn, not sugar cane or beets. Genetically modified sugar cane is regarded so badly by consumers at the present time that it could not be marketed successfully.

Tomatoes - Made for a longer shelf life and to prevent a substance that causes tomatoes to rot and degrade.

Corn - Resistant to certain pesticides - Corn oil, flour, sugar or syrup. May include snack foods, baked goods, fried foods, edible oil products, confectionery, special purpose foods, and soft drinks.

Sweet corn - genetically modified to produces its own insecticide. Officials from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have said that thousands of tonnes of genetically engineered sweetcorn have made their way into the human food supply chain, even though the produce has been approved only for use in animal feed. Recently Monsanto, a biotechnology food producer, said that about half of the USA's sweetcorn acreage has been planted with genetically modified seed this year.

Canola - Canola oil. May include edible oil products, fried foods, and baked products, snack foods.

Potatoes - (Atlantic, Russett Burbank, Russet Norkatah, and Shepody) - May include snack foods, processed potato products and other processed foods containing potatoes.

Flax - More and more food products contain flax oil and seed because of their excellent nutritional properties. No genetically modified flax is currently grown. An herbicide-resistant GM flax was introduced in 2001, but was soon taken off the market because European importers refused to buy it.

Papaya - The first virus resistant papayas were commercially grown in Hawaii in 1999. Transgenic papayas now cover about one thousand hectares, or three quarters of the total Hawaiian papaya crop. Monsanto, donated technology to Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, for developing a papaya resistant to the ringspot virus in India.

Squash - (yellow crookneck) - Some zucchini and yellow crookneck squash are also GM but they are not popular with farmers.

Red-hearted chicory - (radicchio) - Chicory (Cichorium intybus var. foliosum) is popular in some regions as a salad green, especially in France and Belgium. Scientists developed a genetically modified line of chicory containing a gene that makes it male sterile, simply facilitating the production of hybrid cultivars. Today there is no genetically modified chicory on the market.

Cotton seed oil - Cottonseed oil and linters. Products may include blended vegetable oils, fried foods, baked foods, snack foods, edible oil products, and smallgoods casings.

Tobacco -The company Vector has a GMO tobacco being sold under the brand of Quest® cigarettes in the U.S. It is engineered to produce low or no nicotine.

Meat - Meat and dairy products usually come from animals that have eaten GM feed.

Peas - Genetically modified (GM) peas created immune responses in mice, suggesting that they may also create serious allergic reactions in people. The peas had been inserted with a gene from kidney beans, which creates a protein that acts as a pesticide.

Vegetable Oil - Most generic vegetable oils and margarines used in restaurants and in processed foods in North America are made from soy, corn, canola, or cottonseed. Unless these oils specifically say "Non-GMO" or "Organic," it is probably genetically modified.

Sugarbeets - May include any processed foods containing sugar.

Dairy Products - About 22 percent of cows in the U.S. are injected with recombinant (genetically modified) bovine growth hormone (rbGH).

Vitamins - Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is often made from corn, vitamin E is usually made from soy. Vitamins A, B2, B6, and B12 may be derived from GMOs as well as vitamin D and vitamin K may have "carriers" derived from GM corn sources, such as starch, glucose, and maltodextrin.



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posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 08:48 PM
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Did i accidentally get aboard the Wheat train without knowing it was headed for dig-town??

I thought Wheat was good for you?



posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 09:24 PM
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The thing is there are quite a few people who react quite badly to wheat, but everyone is different and so are their dietry requirements. Wheat goes through a lot of processes before we get to eat it and lets face it, would you trust something that monsanto has such a big input on? But if you don't react badly to wheat then carry on eating it, we are all different. But it would be worth a month or two experiment to go without to see if you feel any different eliminating it from your diet.

I have heard a wise man say that the safest foods to eat are the ones that need as little done as possible to them before we can eat them. The more processing something undergoes before we get it means the less I trust it. Except beer


On the subject of dairy I have a question for my learned friends on this forum: I have been suffering from painful achilles tendons for a while now and I wonder if my dairy intact could be contributing to it. I drink a lot of milk, probably 1/2 to 1 pint a day if not more sometimes. A vegan I once knew suggested that dairy can contribute to ligament and tendon problems. Not sure where he got his info. Oh, and please don't suggest I turn vegan - aint gonna happen, I would rather be dead than give up meat and fish! Hope someone can help - sorry if I have made this a quasi-medical thread, but I trust to natural remedies over doctors peddling their drugs



posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 09:28 PM
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hey, thanks for posting. i have all thows exact same problems. i know what wheat is , but i have no idea what a glutin is. im gunna find out thow and give it a shot. thanks agen



posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 09:51 PM
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Wait...what's wrong with wheat? Isn't it like high in fiber etc? I was always told I should eat my wheat's and grains...I think you will find wheat is fine to eat, unless of course you are allergic to it.

EDIT: lol, should have read the thread, people have made this point already.
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posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 10:15 PM
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I'm really thinking about trying this. I've been trying to get into shape but I always feel bogged down and kind of crappy. That "fogginess" has been with me for a few years now which is really annoying.



posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 10:21 PM
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Hello -- thank so so much for this post! It literally has been a life saver for me today!

I had gone wheat and gluten free about a month ago. I stuck with it for those weeks, and just recently have started to "cheat" a little, rationalizing that if I didn't eat even a little wheat, I would become so intolerant to it that I might get even sicker when I did eat it.

Now that I type this out it doesn't make any sense.

Yesterday my friend served me some chicken pot pie. Of course, it was laden with wheat. Today, I felt so incredibly foggy, spacy, confused, and *depressed* that I seriously wondered if I was going crazy. I kept thinking I must have been hit with some kind of weird energy wave or something, I felt so ridiculously crazy. I kept wanting to cry, and I kept feeling like I was "unraveling."

Coming on here tonight and seeing this -- it was like BINGO! DUMMY, you ate the wheat! What did you expect?

Truly, this was like a gift from God to me this evening. I am not going crazy, I am just suffering gluten intolerance!

I was feeling really good too until about a week ago, when I started sneaking wheat back into my diet. Wow. In one week I went from spiritually attuned and happy to seriously depressed and feeling like my emotional life was shattering.

Wow.

A great wheat free bread that I have used and love is called UDIS. Here is their link:

udisglutenfree.com...

You can buy this bread at Fred Meyer here on the West Coast and any natural foods store. Most upscale grocery stores carry it too. Fred Meyer even had gluten free Udi's cinammon rolls in their freezer. (Ask if you can't find it.) Fred Meyer also has a great gluten free section in their health food department.

Thank you so so much for posting this. I feel like you gave me a magical key that I can now understand. I don't know why I didn't put two and two together, but I was so mentally out of it, I guess I couldn't think straight!

One great thing about going gluten free (including the happy feeling and the energy) is yes, you lose weight. I couldn't believe that I could fit into a pair of pants I tried on recently.

Thanks again! I feel so grateful!



posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 11:00 PM
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One thing I wanted to add to the people who wrote wanting to know how to go gluten free : Remember that much of the world is gluten free. Asian cuisines and Indian cuisine are two that are predominantly gluten free. If you learn to cook Indian food at home, it's healthy, delicious, and really unlimited as far as the choices and tastes. Same for Asian food. When I eat out I usually go to Asian or Indian restaurants. If you like Middle Eastern food, plenty of places will serve side dishes of hummous, baba ganoush, meat, etc.

It seems like here in the West, we have become so inundated with wheat and products that contain wheat, crammed into our grocery store aisles, that it's easy to forget that worlds of exciting cuisines await the gluten free eater (especially if they're willing to cook)!



posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 11:30 PM
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Sorry if someone answered this but I'm catching up to this thread since this morning but have you tried Vitamin E? I had "tension" in my legiments and read that it was a vitamin E definciency, so I bought some vitamin E tablets and no more craps in my calf musles or especially my foot arches. Just my opinion.



posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 11:38 PM
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Thank you SO much for this thread! I too, like many others who have posted, have suffered from the grogginess, inability to stay focused, the need for naps all the time no matter how much sleep I get, mild depression etc etc for many years. I just talked to my husband about this and it is something we are going to experiment with starting next month (Thanksgiving plans are already in place and it would be a pain to have to rework it all so late). I am hoping this is the answer that the both of us are looking for. We are also going to start taking the Niacin and Vitamin D supplements as well. I am really excited to try this! We have A LOT of Indian, Arabic and Asian food stores around here so trying to find Gluten free food won't be a problem at all. Thanks again for such an informative post!



posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 11:46 PM
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Thanks for that I will give it a try, I have not tried vitamin E so will see if that helps



posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 11:54 PM
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What do you eat? Please email me @ jssdiane@gmail.com
Do you have recipes? Reading what you wrote is like reading my own symptoms.
If you have the time. Please.



posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 11:59 PM
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Just my opinion, but sure made a difference with me as I used to have major cramps in my feet arch's and calves, and since adding additional vitamin E to my diet it sure has eased. But again just my metabolism and may not work for all.



posted on Nov, 18 2010 @ 12:19 AM
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I've been gluten-free for four years now. My food allergy wasn't discovered until I was seeing a specialist for Fibromyalgia. They think I've probably had the allergy all my life, which is probably what has led to me having such crap health now. It made a huge difference when I went GF. I have maybe...2% of the stomach problems that I used to have. I also lost a lot of weight, which unfortunately I've gained back due to being on a college diet.

Low income + expensive GF food + lack of cooking space = carbs, carbs, carbs.

I've just been glad to see it come to light more within these past four years. Four years ago you'd say "gluten-free" and people would be like "o.O"

Now I can go to my mainstream grocer to pick up some quick GF items (though of course I still have to order the really good stuff online or go to the health food store.)

Pretty much the only non GF food I miss is Krispy Kreme...Nobody can make donuts like them.

I'm pretty certain though that if I hadn't gone GF, I'd be 3x my current size (in weight) so...

Yay for GF!



posted on Nov, 18 2010 @ 06:31 AM
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My RA and Sjogrens came back positive. My Sjogrens was at the top end of the chart in the bloodwork. Seriously .. don't wait. Get the bloodwork done. From your response it would surprise me if you were negative. The earlier you get on plaquinel, etc .. the better you'll feel and the more you can slow down the disease. You can't be cured. But you can feel better. PLEASE do this soon! Don't forget!



posted on Nov, 18 2010 @ 06:44 AM
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All of these people in this thread saying "wait, i thought wheat was healthy"....you've fallen for the biggest scam in the book. It's not healthy, in fact it has been linked to heart disease.

bradmarshall.blogspot.com...

There's NO MONEY in healthy citizens, keep that in mind. The economy turns through keeping people sick.



posted on Nov, 18 2010 @ 07:51 AM
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Humans were never designed to eat Wheat. You don't eat grass do you?

Wheat: annual or biennial grass having erect flower spikes and light brown grains

Cows eat grass. They have 4 digestive compartments in the stomach. Humans have one.

Most products are over inundated with extra Gluten. Why? Because it makes it fluffier, lighter, tastier. The human body cannot process all this Gluten. That's why people have problems.

I use to have so many stomach issues - All gone when I went Gluten Free.
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posted on Nov, 18 2010 @ 09:35 AM
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Originally posted by aayler
Did i accidentally get aboard the Wheat train without knowing it was headed for dig-town??

I thought Wheat was good for you?


Even if gluten wasn't a problem, the processed wheat is very calorie dense. Potatoes, while also mostly carbs like wheat, still contain a lot of water which makes the food filling but not as calorie dense. Potatoes have vitamin C as well which isn't found in wheat.

I suppose something like rice is similarly calorie dense however I think people have a strong inclination to overeat particularly when it comes to wheat products. Going overboard on rice seems less likely.
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posted on Nov, 18 2010 @ 11:41 AM
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I'm a glutton for gluten.

Thank you OP for posting this. I think it may help a lot of people who either suffer from gluten/wheat intolerance or know someone who have many of these symptoms.

I think my mom may have a gluten/wheat intolerance.

Her symptoms are:

Needing a long nap during the day, regardless of how much sleep she gets at night, recurring sinus problems, lactose problems, acid reflux problems, needing 5 cups of coffee to stay awake and get through the day, eczema, etc.

I am going to suggest a GF diet for her to see if her symptoms disappear.

THANK YOU!



posted on Nov, 18 2010 @ 01:01 PM
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sign me up, have been looking for some better diet. Is rice good? One post I saw replace Rice with pasta but in another post I saw buy a rice cooker and we eat rice with every meal.

Is rice good to eat?





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